Vermont Theatre

4365 S. Vermont Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90037

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 7, 2018 at 5:13 am

Thanks for posting the photos, Mike. I’d had no idea this house was Egyptian in style.

mikehume on September 7, 2018 at 4:15 am

There is a one-page article on this theatre in the 4th March 1922 edition of “Motion Picture News” available online at

kencmcintyre on February 13, 2010 at 1:01 am

9115 S. Vermont was the Manchester Bowling Academy before it was a church. Advertised in the LA Times from 1942 to about 1964.

MrWillM on February 12, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Back in the 50s, there was a small and ordinary theater on Vermont around 90th which I attended and “Thought” was also called the Vermont. Looking at Google Street-View, I see a small Church which appears to be a former theater listed at 9115 S. Vermont. It fits. Wonder if anyone knows anything about it ? Is that location listed under some other name ?

vokoban on December 14, 2008 at 12:20 am

Thanks for that one.

vokoban on December 14, 2008 at 12:18 am

Also, could anyone tell me if this theater was built and the name if so?

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This is from Feb. 5, 1922 in the LA Times.

kencmcintyre on December 14, 2008 at 12:16 am

This is the only one I know about in that area:

vokoban on December 14, 2008 at 12:04 am

Is there a listing on CT for a Vermont Theater at 1417 West 24th Street? There’s and ad for this theater under Moving Picture Theaters of Los Angeles from the LA Times for March 9, 1914.

rrussell007 on September 18, 2007 at 12:31 am

Great Ad, great history. Thanks

kencmcintyre on September 15, 2007 at 5:56 am

No photo, but here is an August 1948 ad from the LA Times:

rrussell007 on August 22, 2007 at 6:10 pm

I remember the Vermont Theater very well. During the mid to late 1960’s, while attending 59th Street Elementary, and Horace Mann Jr. High School, my brothers (Ed and Printle) and I used to visit the Vermont Theater quite often. I can remember one year at halloween watching some horror movies at the Vermont. We made sure to catch the early show so we wouldn’t get spooked walking home in the dark. The Vermont was a fun place to visit, leaving a lot of good fun memories. It’s ture, there is no trace of the Theater today, it would be nice if someone could post a photo of the Vermont Theater on this site. Thank you very much.

kencmcintyre on March 13, 2007 at 12:40 am

A Vermont Theater was listed in the 1939 city directory at 4639 S. Vermont.

kencmcintyre on November 15, 2006 at 11:47 pm

This is an unidentified theater in Los Angeles, circa 1950. The audience is integrated. Perhaps someone might recognize the distinctive patterns on the walls.

kencmcintyre on October 7, 2005 at 1:24 am

I didn’t see any trace of this theater when I drove by there today. The west side of the Vermont block between 43rd and Vernon is a parking lot with a supermarket and adjoining stores.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 13, 2004 at 12:30 pm

The architect of the Vermont Theater was E.J. Borgmeyer. The owner of the building was Mr. Joseph Engert. The cost of construction for the project, including two stores, five office suites, and the theater with pipe organ was set at $100,000. The brick building was 65x170 feet.

Source: Southwest Builder and Contractor, 29 July, 1921.